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Placement Team Apprentice Essex County Council

This role will focus on supporting the Placement Team with the delivery of effective, routine administrative support, with the opportunity to learn the basics of Placement and shadow team members to understand the activities and different roles within the team.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: today

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    The starting salary will be the National Apprenticeship Wage, £4.81 per hour. After 12 months service the salary will increase to National Living Wage (currently £9.50 per hour, dependant on age).

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    18 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?


You will assist with the delivery of routine administrative tasks, dealing with day-to-day work including (but not limited to):

  • Inputting data from source documents into the relevant recording system, checking the accuracy, verifying and correcting data
  • Responding to emails
  • Telephone calls
  • Maintain your own diary and work pattern management
  • Photocopying / scanning
  • Sending letters and dealing with incoming post
  • Attend meetings with team colleagues and Managers, either in person or by video
  • Working from home or in an office space
  • Work alongside other administrative assistants and apprentices who will train you and support you through the day-to-day work
  • Dealing with Placement correspondence in a timely, consistent and professional manner
  • Specific individual and shared targets and objectives are defined annually within the performance management framework
  • Follow ECC policies and procedures for task completion and our expected standards of behaviours

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Business Administrator Apprenticeship, to include:

  • Level 3 Diploma for Business Administrator
  • Level 2 Knowledge Component
  • Functional Skills (as required)
  • PLTS

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • ECC is a large and very diverse organisation which believes staff development is critical to our success. Our apprentices have access to a wide variety of career enhancing training and development in preparation for a more advanced role as well as further qualifications if desired
  • We offer excellent career prospects for the right candidate, depending on attitude and performance during the apprenticeship, and over 85% of our apprentices go on to secure permanent roles with us
  • There are many opportunities for future progression and development within Essex County Council

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Desired

About the employer

At ECC we look after a large, diverse, complex region of the country. But our approach to meeting the needs of our 1.4 million residents is simple. We recruit creative, collaborative, talented people, and free them up to make an impact to be proud of.


Essex County Council


County Hall

Market Road



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Training provider



Leon Black

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: today